The File Extensions Database


.GAZ File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft Studios
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .GAZ file?

.GAZ is Age of Empires II saved game

The gaz file extension is related to the Age of Empires II, a real time strategic computer game for Microsoft Windows operating system, developed by Microsoft.

The gaz file stores saved progress in the game.


How to open:

Use Load game option in Age of Empires II.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .gaz file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with GAZ files

  • Associate the GAZ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any GAZ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.GAZ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the GAZ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .GAZ is Age of Empires II saved game. Because only the current version supports the latest GAZ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft Studios manufacturer website after an available .GAZ is Age of Empires II saved game update.
  • To make sure that your GAZ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.